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Policing terrorism and police–community relations: views of the Arab minority in Israel


Policing terrorism and police–community relations: views of the Arab minority in Israel

Abstract: 

Police involvement in counterterrorism has special ramifications on minority groups that may be viewed as presenting high risk to homeland security. Our public survey shows that the Jewish respondents in our sample expressed positive attitudes toward police involvement in mission of counterterrorism, while Israeli Arabs expressed more concern with the ramifications of police involvement in counterterrorism on its relations with the Arabs in particular. The results show that both communities recognized the central role that the police may play in dealing with terrorism, and they both expressed high levels of willingness to cooperate with the police to fight against terrorism.

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Weisburd, David, and Badi Hasisi. 2014. "Policing terrorism and police–community relations: views of the Arab minority in Israel."  Police Practice and Research: An International Journal (January): http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15614263.2013.874173#.UzHCNIV7SHi158-72.

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David Weisburd
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